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Amiga

Lemmings

Lemmings
GenreAction Puzzle
DeveloperDMA Design
PublisherPsygnosis
Released1991
Rating
Graphics:8.0
Sound:9.0
Gameplay:9.0
Overall:9.0
Reviewed byndial
Lemmings is one of the best puzzle computer games ever developed and is considered as one of the most widely-ported video games of all time. Lemmings was initially released for the Amiga computers and later ported to the Atari ST, PC (DOS), Apple Mac and almost all major home machines!
 
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LemmingsINFO
The popularity of the original version (Amiga) of the game, led to immediate ports to many other platforms: Panasonic 3DO, Acorn Archimedes, Amstrad CPC, Apple IIGS, Macintosh, Atari Lynx, Atari ST, Commodore 64, Amiga CD32 Amiga CDTV, MS-DOS, Nintendo NES, SNES, Game Boy, Game Boy Color, MGT SAM Coupe, Sega Game Gear, Sega Master System, Sega Mega Drive (Genesis), Sinclair ZX Spectrum!

STORY / GAMEPLAY
The game is divided into a number of levels featuring both destructible landscape elements such as rocks and indestructible sections such as steel plates. There are also numerous obstacles including gaps, high walls, pools of water or lava spots and several traps. Each level includes one or more entrance points and one or more exit points. The goal is to guide a certain percentage of the little blue-shirted Lemmings, from the entrance to the exit, by clearing or creating a safe passage through the landscape. Each lemming will walk in one direction ignoring any other lemming in its way unless assigned to a special task (available in the bar at the bottom section of the screen) to help making a path to the desired destination. Those tasks mainly involve: Climbing, Blocking, Manufacturing, Punching, Digging, Mining and the most impressive: Blasting! Those skills are available based on the level design (not all of them are always available). Note that, the little green-haired Lemmings will die if they fall from too high, into water or lava, off the map, or get caught in a trap; they also die after being assigned to perform the blasting/bomber skill.
The control system is great and entrusted to the mouse that proves, as always, perfect for this type of games. Just for the record, note that the video game console version supports only the gamepad which makes it frustrating enough but overall, Lemmings is an excellent puzzle game that will keep you interested for many hours!

GRAPHICS / SOUND
Technically speaking, the game is certainly not a visual "miracle" but it is well colored and the animations of the tiny sprites are truly state of the art. Each level is well designed with several static objects while occasionally there are a few animated scenes (like lava, water, flames etc). The Amiga version runs in 32 colors on screen and looks impressive. The game's sound is wonderful. The Amiga version has great intro and in-game tunes. Each level has its own (funny) tune, while there are several sampled in-game sound effects (like the tiny lemmings' scream “Oh No!” when they die).

GAMEPLAY SAMPLE VIDEO
On our video below you may watch 15 different versions of the game.
The Amiga version is at 1:01:30.
 
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Sounds
Intro/Menu music:  In-game music sample:
 
Gameplay sample
 
Comparable platforms
Apple Macintosh
Acorn Archimedes
Atari ST
PC MS-DOS
Commodore Amiga OCS/ECS
 
Hardware information

Amiga 500/500+

Amiga 500/500+CPU: Motorola MC68000 7.16 MHz
MEMORY: 512KB of Chip RAM (OCS chipset - A500), 512 KB of Slow RAM or Trapdoor RAM can be added via the trapdoor expansion, up to 8 MB of Fast RAM or a Hard drive can be added via the side expansion slot. The ECS chipset (A500+) offered 1MB on board to 2MB (extended) of Chip RAM.
GRAPHICS: The OCS chipset (Amiga 500) features planar graphics (codename Denise custom chip), with up to 5 bit-planes (4 in hires), allowing 2, 4, 8, 16 and 32 color screens, from a 12bit RGB palette of 4096 colors. Resolutions varied from 320x256 (PAL, non-interlaced, up to 4096 colors) to 640x512 (interlace, up to 4 colors). Two special graphics modes where also included: Extra Half Bright with 64 colors and HAM with all 4096 colors on-screen. The ECS chipset models (Amiga 500+) offered same features but also extra high resolution screens up to 1280x512 pixels (4 colors at once).
SOUND: (Paula) 4 hardware-mixed channels of 8-bit sound at up to 28 kHz. The hardware channels had independent volumes (65 levels) and sampling rates, and mixed down to two fully left and fully right stereo outputs
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The Amiga 500/500+ (default) color palette
12bit RGB 4096-colors palette
(32 to 4096 colors on screen)
 
Comments
comment on 2019-03-11 09:45:38
alex76grJoin Date: 2017-03-19
Το είχα αλλά δεν ασχολήθηκα διεξοδικά μαζί του. Κατέληγα να στέλνω τα lemmings στις παγίδες για να τα δω να πεθαίνουν.
 
 
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